Icepond

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All Music Guide - Travis Drageset
Dreamy and psychedelic, Icepond's loose collages of sound -- keyboard washes, guitar jangle, and vocals that both sneer and recall the best of the lo-fi indie rock onslaught -- keep these 15 songs bouyant above the receding floor of life's deepest canyons. At times stylistically contrived, they're kept from mayhem by the patient melodies and insistent feedback flourishes that keep the album structurally in balance. "Help Me Babe," one of the album's strong suits, vacillates between a single guitar chord and lines like "Help me, babe I'm cavin' in/The train can't be my only friend/Besides the chopping block." On "Misery Jet," another winner, the band successfully gives ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Travis Drageset
Dreamy and psychedelic, Icepond's loose collages of sound -- keyboard washes, guitar jangle, and vocals that both sneer and recall the best of the lo-fi indie rock onslaught -- keep these 15 songs bouyant above the receding floor of life's deepest canyons. At times stylistically contrived, they're kept from mayhem by the patient melodies and insistent feedback flourishes that keep the album structurally in balance. "Help Me Babe," one of the album's strong suits, vacillates between a single guitar chord and lines like "Help me, babe I'm cavin' in/The train can't be my only friend/Besides the chopping block." On "Misery Jet," another winner, the band successfully gives in to catchy pop in a Beach Boys vein.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/18/2001
  • Label: Barsuk
  • UPC: 655173102022
  • Catalog Number: 31020
  • Sales rank: 172,051

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Say Ow (1:52)
  2. 2 Ironmen (2:15)
  3. 3 Fall Fly (3:45)
  4. 4 Wired Nights (2:23)
  5. 5 Blackberry Bushes (4:04)
  6. 6 Help Me Babe (4:04)
  7. 7 Misery Jet (2:35)
  8. 8 Nico Ride (3:11)
  9. 9 Touch You (2:17)
  10. 10 Joseph Blow (3:13)
  11. 11 Icepond (3:38)
  12. 12 Parade on My Rain (3:48)
  13. 13 Janey O' (2:39)
  14. 14 Matinee Idol (4:28)
  15. 15 Nautilus Sun (4:27)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sunset Valley Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Russell Ferrante Composer
Tony Lash Producer, Mastering
Sunset Valley Producer, Engineer
Herman Jolly Contributor
Jonathan Drews Contributor
Eric Furlong Contributor
Linda Hudes Composer
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